Garnovskii Alexander D.
Born on August, 30, 1932. Dr. Habilitation (“Doctor in Chemical Sciences”, 1972). Professor of the Rostov State University since 1974, Head of the Department of the Chemistry of Coordination Compounds of the Research Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry of the Rostov State University, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and New-York Academy of Sciences.
Recognized Russian chemist (citation index for 1986-2005 is 2671), Laureate of State Award (1989) and Chugaev’s Award of Russian Academy of Sciences (2003).
Specialist in the areas of coordination and heterocyclic chemistry. He has generated and systematized ideas on the types of organic ligand systems and metal complexes, as well as methods for their synthesis [1,2].
On the basis of the Principle of Hard and Soft Acids and Bases (R. Pearson, USA), he formulated and widely used the conception of competitive coordination to explain a variety of coordination modes of metals in the complexes of hard and soft ligands with N, O, S, Se, Te-donor centres [1,9]. He offered and developed ideas on standard and non-standard coordination modes of chelating ligand systems and stabilization of uncommon tautomeric forms of ligating systems (azomethines and azoles) under complexation with metals [10,11]. He has elaborated a new approach in search and creation of magneto-active, in that number ferromagnetic  and luminescent  metal complexes of azomethine and azole ligands. He has carried out a series of investigations on synthesis of coordination compounds in the conditions of interfacial friction (tribochemical synthesis) and, on this basis, obtaining patented effective additives for lubricant materials .
Under his supervision, 3 Dr. Hab. and 32 Ph. D. theses have been successfully presented. He lectured on coordination and physical chemistry for graduate and post-graduate students of the Department of Chemistry of Rostov State University. His lectures on coordination chemistry were welcome at universities of USSR and Russia (Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Tbilisi, Baku, Tashkent, Kishinev) and abroad: in Germany (Berlin, Dortmund), Spain (Santiago de Compostela), Slovakia (Bratislava), Poland (Warsaw), Mexico (Monterrey), North Corea (Pyongyang) and Turkey (Erdene).
He is co-autor of the textbook “Coordination Chemistry” and editor of the Russian version of a monograph J.W. Steed, J.L. Atwood “Supramolecular Chemistry”, Chichester: J. Wiley. 2002. Scientific conlsultant of special issues of the Russian chemical journal and author of publications in “Chemical encyclopedia”, dedicated to problems of coordination chemistry.
Numerous original articles of A.D. Garnovskii are cited in the following main publications.
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